[mythtv-users] Commercial releases of MythTV?
simon at koala.ie
Fri Mar 19 17:23:06 EST 2004
the manual says that the code is on the disk of the machine. the implication
is that the cd is an update to that source. i would suspect that the two have
to be taken together.
anyone bought one? - if so, can we have a copy of the code
unless somebody who has bought a copy is willing to fess up, we are subject to
the whims of D1. see:
On Friday 19 March 2004 18:46, Aaron Stewart wrote:
> I need to preface this by saying (as I have not yet), Go for it D1 --
> I'm glad you got it working, and I wish you success.
> That being said, it would be great if they could give credit where
> credit is due -- put a heavier mention on their site of MythTV (if for
> no other reason than to get some business off of people doing a search
> for it on Google), encourage people to check out the project site,
> contribute, whatever.
> On a more disappointed note, I noticed that their bundled "source" does
> not include a.) A copy of the GPL, b.) A copy of the source for
> mythfilldatabase (it's compiled, and that's all you get), c.) any
> makefiles, d.) configure scripts, e.) any source file from mythtv that
> they haven't modified.
> In other words, it appears (at a glance) as though they've just included
> source files that they've modified to suit their needs, excluding the
> rest from their bundle, with no logical way of building short of
> recreating makefiles from scratch. I *think* that this is fine legally,
> and that they've made an effort to be compliant with the GPL, and
> despite a few glaring issues, I'm sure we could let it go.
> Unless, of course, one of the mythtv project primaries wants to drop
> them a note and give them a headsup and thank you.. Might go a long way
> toward developer relations.
> On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 10:19, steve at nexusuk.org wrote:
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> > On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, Stelios Valavanis wrote:
> > > i'm surprised nobody from D1 has chimed in here. i think commercial
> > > efforts are a big boost to mythtv (and all open source efforts) even if
> > > they don't contribute funds though they should.
> > I fully agree that commercial systems running MythTV are a Good Thing.
> > However, it would be nice for D1 to post to the lists using their own
> > domain name in the email addresses or clearly signing the messages so
> > that everyone here can see what contributions they're making. IMHO if
> > they are seen to be contributing then there should be no bad feelings
> > from either side.
> > I do, however, believe that there is a difference between _building upon_
> > some software to make a product (e.g. if you sell a web-based
> > product that run's on Apache) and actually using some software _as_ the
> > product. In the case of Myth, I would consider it to be a end user
> > product itself rather than being the building block for another product,
> > and I would argue that in that case it is not right to completely strip
> > out the Myth branding (maybe they should leave a small MythTV logo in the
> > corner of the theme).
> > Just my 2 eurocents worth :)
> > On another note, does anyone know what D1 are using to provide the
> > listings? Are they scraping some site with xmltv or are they providing
> > the listings themselves?
> > - --
> > - Steve
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